Smokie was just walking down the street, he is just a visitor and saw the man decided to ask direcreation and take a break to get his shoes shined.
This building is a rich man's home everyone is here on a tour of the grounds.
You can hear people exclaiming "Wow, what a place...., to live here!..., what would it like to live in this mansion,
Smokie likes the smell of the polish it smells clean, he also smells popcorn of another vendor.
Smokie is thinking about his pipe, he likes the sweet smell of the tobacco, but he is thinking that he would like to stop smoking.
the Shoeshine boy is hoping that Smokie will tip him
Smokie is going to New York after this stop, he gets up and continues down the street.